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Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

Stars, Night Sky, Grand Canyon hero A field of stars lights up the night sky above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.

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Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

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Featured on the July 25th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

- Tucson-based author and meteorite expert Geoff Notkin is the current president of the National Space Society. The group’s mission is to help prepare humanity for the future of space exploration. Mark talks with Notkin about the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, recent successes in privatized space travel, and the difference between having a “Space Force” and a “Space Guard”.

moon team titley Left to right: Astronaut Donn Eisele, Don Wilhelms (USGS), Spencer Titley (UA), Ray Zedekar (NASA), Astronaut Theodore Freeman, Astronaut Frank Borman, Astronaut Eugene Cernan, and Harold Masursky (USGS) (1964)

geoff notkin desert desk hero Geoff Notkin crunches some meteorite data while at his spacious desert field desk.
Courtesy Geoff Notkin

- From Mexico City, KJZZ's Rodrigo Cervantes reports on a new wave of rock ’n’ roll protest songs, as Mexican musicians sing out about immigration.

Joaquín Rosendo uniszed image VIEW LARGER Joaquín Rosendo is a musician and producer in Mexico City.
Rodrigo Cervantes / KJZZ

night blooming cereus tohono chul hero A night-blooming cereus flower, one of more than 400 in the gardens at Tohono Chul.
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